tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC September 4, 2015 6:30pm-7:00pm EDT
weekend. tonight, major developments in the race for the white house. what hillary clinton is now saying about her e-mails. will she return. and after a lieutenant is killed, the search outside of a major american city. they're now taking dna arksa swabs. the deadly riptide. a 28-year-old pulled into the water. and our exclusive with pope francis francis. and right here, the nun that was
stunned by the pope. good evening. it's great to have you with us here on a friday night. a lot of news to get to. first, major headlines in the race for the white house. hillary clinton, joe biden. the question, will they soon face off for the nomination? the vice president talking publicly for the first time about running. and hillary clinton, stopping short of apologizeing for the e-mail server. but apologizing for something else. here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: clinton refused to apologize, but offered this. >> i'm sorry that this has raised questions. but there are answers to all the
questions, and i will continue to provide the answers. >> reporter: and her favorability rating at its low lowest level in 20 years. and biden, making decisions about running. >> the most relevant factor in my decision is whether my family and i have the emotional energy to run. >> reporter: biden is openly anguished about whether he's ready to run so soon after the death of his son beau. >> can my family undertake what is an arduous commitment, in any circumstances? but i don't know. i can't look you straight in the eye and say, i can.
>> i can give him the space he deserves to make a difficult choice. >> how much time does the vice president have? >> he's made it clear he wants to take as much time as he can. the top advisors say october 18th, the date of the first democratic debate. and meanwhile, on the republican side, donald trump, 24 hours after signing the pledge vowing not to run as a third-party candidate. and then in an interview, was he stumped on foreign policy? tom llamas on the campaign trail. >> reporter: tonight, his rivals flub.
solemani? >> he runs the quds forces. >> i think the kurds have been horribly treated. >> the difference between hezbollah does not matter right now? >> i will know more, and it won't take me long. >> reporter: tonight, he's blasting hewitt. it's not the first time he's taking aim at hosts asking tough questions. trump going towar withmegyn kelly. >> i don't have respect for her. >> reporter: but today, trump's opponents making it clear, these aren't gotcha questions.
>> the middle of the campaign is probably not the ideal time to get caught up. >> reporter: but trump, nothing if not confident. even though he was critical of that radio host, he will face him again in two weeks at the republican debate. hewitt is one of the moderators. >> thank you. and new developments in the growing search outside chicago. new clues in the murder of a policeman. police now going door to door, takeing dna samples from up to 50 people. gio benitez on the scene again tonight. >> reporter: tonight police say hundreds of leads are taking them back to the crime scene and door to door. so far they've interviewed 50 potential persons of interest. taking dna samples.
to figure out the identity of the three men believed to have killed beloved fox lake, illinois, police lieutenant joe gliniewicz. >> individuals that we have been interviewing, we have been gathering dna from them. >> reporter: lt. gliniewicz' photo prominently displayed at the chicago bears preseason game last night. and word that investigators have received several new videos, some from traffic cameras, that may show the two white men and one black man suspected of killing gliniewicz. >> there are a mix of videos from residences and businesses. they are different cameras that are putting a storyline together. >> reporter: and on the eve of the holiday weekend, authorities say they'll be on alert for reports from residents who return to find their vacation homes tampered with. >> that's what we're hoping for, that they are still in this area, within our reach. >> reporter: and david, tonight we've learned there is a $50,000 reward for a tip that men. local companies chipping in to make that dollar amount grow. david? >> thank you.
we're tracking some extreme weather with the holiday nearly here. in phoenix, a massive dust storm. thousands without power. and tropical storm kevin, not expected to hit ground. but rob marciano, he's got the forecast. >> great to have college football back. in ft. worth, temperatures five to 15 degrees above average. and the 90s go up into des moines. and in the northern plains, the thunderstorms going to chicago. and the northeast, showers across the southeast. gameday, we'll be right there,
on that stage, tomorrow morning. from the holiday weather to holiday travel. 35.5 million people traveling. and the national average, $2.41. linzie janis, some cities with gas below $2. >> reporter: good evening, david. gas prices are at their lowest level in 11 years. as you mentioned, that national average, $2.41 a gallon. that's more than $1 cheaper than this time last year. now, pump prices are still the most expensive in california. but today gas stations in 24 different states, especially along the gulf coast, reporting prices below $2 a gallon. now, going forward experts say prices are heading even lower, with more of the country expected to get closer to that $2 mark by christmas. david, this particular gas station in new jersey, already
there. >> 2$2 2$2 by christmas? sounds good. and the judge finding a woman in contempt of court for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. alex perez with what the clerk is now saying from behind bars. why she argues those marriage licenses are still not valid. >> reporter: the moment they'd been waiting for. >> i feel like i'm a person. >> reporter: a feeling echoed by the five other same-sex couples who got licenses today. >> i know it's just a piece of paper. >> reporter: a far different scene from what happened here tuesday, when county clerk kim davis refused to issue moore and ermold a marriage license. >> under whose authority are you not issuing licenses? >> reporter: the couple, denied
three times since the supreme court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. davis jailed thursday, held in contempt of court for refusing to comply with the law. >> they're not worth the paper they're written on. >> reporter: the controversy dividing this small community. >> i support kim davis. i think you're going to see god's people rise up like they never have before. >> reporter: davis, one of 17 county clerks in kentucky, sending letters to the governor in july. saying issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples goes against their deeply held religious beliefs. david has no plans to resign. but if she chooses not to and doesn't comply, the judge could keep her in custody until she follows the law. >> she will be there until however long it takes. >> reporter: and davis' attorney says she is in good spirits. not giving up. they plan to file an appeal to the judge's order finding her in contempt. david?
>> thanks. we turn overseas, breaking developments in hungary. fleeing violence in their homelands, desperate to reach austria. this evening comes word, authorities are now clashing with the migrants. alex marquardt with the pictures. >> reporter: today, under the blazing sun, a river of humanity parents pushing their children in shopping carts, carrying them on their shoulders. some in wheelchairs, others on crutches. leaving this morning from hungary's main train station, where they have been stranded for days, authorities preventing trains from leaving, sending some of the refugees off to camps, armed guards in riot gear trying to contain them. so hundreds of others setting off on foot for a 150-mile trek to austria, hoping they'll be able to pass into germany which
has promised to take them in. along this entire march, the only food and water that the refugees have been able to count on are donations from local hungarians. and you can see that the scene is so emotional for many of them that they're crying. this march, so grueling. a man here carrying a small baby girl. is she sick? >> yes! sick. >> reporter: every few miles, a break. hundreds sitting by the side of the road. >> where will you sleep? >> in the woods. >> reporter: even as these people leave hungary, today more families heading in. crossing the borders. searching for a new life. and david, tonight the hungarian government has just announced that it will now offer 100 buses for these refugees to the border. but they don't trust the government. many suspecting they may instead be taken to camps. >> alex, thank you. and we have an update on the little boy. he and his family had been
fleeing syria, headed to europe. seen right there with his brother. tonight, that boy, his brother and their mother have been laid to rest in their homeland. meantime, at home, to florida. trying to protect their home from pests. one family told it was safe to go back inside. now, concerns their 10-year-old may have permanent brain damage. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: the mystery illness took hold just hours after the family returned home. the mccaughey family thought everybody caught the flu. but 10-year-old petyon kept getting sicker. >> he was having some uncontrollable muscle movements. he couldn't stand up. >> reporter: the family had its house in florida fumigated. told they could return sunday at 4:00 p.m.
they said they came home at p.m. by morning doctors diagnosed poisoning. >> so he spent the next nine days in icu there. >> reporter: once a frisky kid, peyton suffered paralysis and a traumatic brain injury, his family blames the pesticide used by the fumigation company, terminix. the odorless sulfuryl flouride. a terminix subcontractor was also blamed in the poisoning of a delaware family vacationing at this luxury resort in the virgin islands. >> it actually damages the lungs such that they bleed internally. >> reporter: tonight terminix, which subcontracted the fumigation, tells abc news, "we were saddened to learn of this and our hearts are with the family. we are carefully reviewing the matter." we've learned tonight that terminix has temporarily suspended fumigation of this kind across the country. that as the department of justice has launched a criminal investigation. david? >> thank you. and a scare at the u.s. open tennis tournament. a mysterious object, crash-land
crash-landing in the stands. it was a drone. no one was hurt. and a high school science teacher has been arrested, confessing he lost control of the drone. still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. you're about to see a woman trapped in a riptide, screaming for help. and this comes after another case. a 28-year-old lost in the water. and the tiger cub found wandering around an american neighborhood. in need of care. who did he belong to? and later, the long lines today. "star wars" toys on the shelves for the first time. mother nature can turn in an instant;
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and another, on video. a woman panicking, screaming for help. here's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: a 28-year-old man drowned after being pulled out to sea in the waters of venice beach, california, by a powerful rip current. >> are you okay? >> reporter: leading in the long labor day weekend, lifeguards urging swimmers to be vigilant. so far this year, 112 people have drowned on beaches on both coasts. >> a lot of times, if people panic, they perfect common sense, and what they've learned. if you swim parallel, you can survive.
>> reporter: lifeguards say, check in with them before swimming. >> thank you. when we come back, the tiger cub, and why they this this is someone's pet tonight. and the island for sale, right off the american coast. can you guess where this is, and what they believe pirates may have hidden on the island? and the abc news exclusive,
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one had no idea he spotted her in the crowd. our journey to the vatican. we are here for something else. to connect the pope to everyday americans back home, who have no idea they're about to ask questions of the pope themselves. inside vatican walls, i'm outside this door. they tell me the pope will soon emerge. we ask many around the country, what would they ask. >> how does he give hope to the hopeless? >> i would ask, how can i help those in need when i'm in need? >> i would ask him, what's the secret to life? >> i would ask him how to be a more impactful youth? >> reporter: tonight, they're about to get that chance. he'll take questions.
and with the walk to the room where we'll introduce him to so many. and talking to sister norma. >> i said, that's me. he's actually speaking to me. and i saw his little hand go like, come, come, come. i was like, oh, my god. i felt like a little child, you know? called forth by their dear father. >> what he said to her. so many surprises tonight, 10:00 p.m. eastern, the pope and the people. i'm david muir.